Following an intensive summer camp, Concertgebouworkest Young will introduce itself on the stage. On Friday 23 and Saturday 24 August, Young will be giving its first symphonic concerts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at Flagey in Brussels. Under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado, Young will perform the world premiere of Detlev Glanert’s newly commissioned Idyllium, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with Julian Rachlin as soloist and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, the press release says.

This new youth orchestra is intended for hidden talent. It comprises young musicians who are in need of some extra support and who are currently underrepresented in the European orchestras.

Preparatory concerts will feature the 72 young European musicians distributed over five large ensembles, to perform under the direction of RCO musicians at the Vondelpark Open-Air Theatre on 18 August (tickets are available free of charge via and in the new Amsterdam Hall at Gabriël Metsustraat 16, Amsterdam, on 22 August.

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